Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Title

Accounts Payable Specialist

Job Description

The Walton Family Foundation is seeking a skilled, highly motivated Accounts Payable Specialist to provide financial, administrative, and clerical support by ensuring payments are completed, and expenses are controlled efficiently and accurately. This position will be located in our Bentonville, AR office.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization to foster an environment where all associates THRIVE and belong. We do this by creating:

• a culture committed to continuous learning that recognizes and values differences
• an environment of respect and connection to learn from the richness of identities, experiences, and perspectives
• fair access for all to opportunities for growth and advancement

What you will do


• Review all payments for appropriate documentation and approval prior to payment
• Monitor accounts to ensure payments are up to date and correct
• Maintain a working knowledge of current policies, procedures, and processes
• Audit and process expense reports for internal and external business partners
• Research and resolve invoice discrepancies and issues
• Evaluate and report on deviations from authorized practices and procedures
• Process transactions to journals, ledgers, and keep impeccable records of all payments
• Prepare and process EFT payments and manage new EFT account set-ups
• 1099 Maintenance
• Assist with other clerical, accounting, and program support related duties as assigned

Who we are looking for

Qualifications required for your success

• Associates degree in accounting, OR a minimum of 3 years’ working in accounts payable, general accounting or related field
• Strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint

Additional Helpful Experience Includes

• Bachelors’ degree or higher in accounting or related field.
• Experience using Microsoft GP.
• Experience working for a non-profit organization or foundation

Personal attributes that support your success

• Ability to act as a trusted advisor to principals and colleagues while demonstrating expertise and integrity
• You are helpful, a team player, and show respect while collaborating with others
• You are results oriented and exercise sound judgment in your work
• A lifelong learner, who is inquisitive and solves problems with bold thinking and innovation
• A visionary who plans for the future with imagination and wisdom
• You are dedicated to achieving excellence and work with others to tackle the tasks at hand

All offers of employment are contingent on your successful completion (where permitted by state law) of a confidentiality agreement, background check, credit check, drug screen and verification of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Vaccination exemptions as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified disability or sincerely held religious belief can be discussed at the time of an offer. In addition, you will need to provide proper identification verifying your eligibility to work in the United States on your first day of work.

About the Walton Family Foundation

The Walton Family Foundation is, at its core, a family-led foundation. Three generations of the descendants of our founders, Sam and Helen Walton, and their spouses, work together to lead the foundation and create access to opportunity for people and communities. We work in three areas: improving K-12 education, protecting rivers and oceans and the communities they support, and investing in our home region of Northwest Arkansas and the Arkansas-Mississippi Delta. To learn more, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

The Walton Family Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building and maintaining a culturally diverse workplace that is free of discrimination and harassment of any kind. We encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Basic Qualifications

• Associates degree in accounting, OR a minimum of 3 years’ working in accounts payable, general accounting or related field.
• Strong technical skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and SharePoint.